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Poster: and improved! Date: Sep 23, 2013 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ha

Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed
between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that
will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a
child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One
day, a Construction crew turned up to start building a house on the
empty lot.

The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an
interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each
day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them
"gems-in-the-rough," more or less, adopted her as a kind of project
mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had
coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there
to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a
pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to
her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars "pay" she'd
received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was
equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her
very own pay check at such a young age.. The little girl proudly
replied, "I worked last week with a real construction crew building
the new house next door to us."

"Oh my goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be
working on the house again this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will, if those assholes at Lowe's
ever deliver the damn sheet rock..."

Kind of brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it?

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Poster: amosearle Date: Sep 24, 2013 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ha

Love it. Thanks!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 24, 2013 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ha

Not that I don't like heartwarming, inspirational stories but I'm so glad the tale ended with that zinger. Priceless

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Sep 24, 2013 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ha

thanks for the breakfast funny...
literally LOL